Connacht Whiskey Company, a distiller of Irish whiskey and innovative Irish spirits located in Ballina, County Mayo, today announced the appointment of Killian O’Sullivan as its Commercial Director. As part of his new role, Killian will be responsible for expanding the Company’s brands internationally and accelerating the company’s growth and success.
A Cork native, Killian is a management graduate from University College Cork. Killian spent a number of years at William Grant & Sons, leading marketing & commercial procurement globally for brands such as Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s Gin & Monkey Shoulder. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the London Distillery Company, which he led through numerous transitions, including significant revenue growth & major international expansion.
Killian also led the launch of the first London whiskey in over a century. Commenting on the appointment, Thomas Jensen, CEO of The Connacht Whiskey Company, said:
“I am delighted to announce Killian as the new Commercial Director. Killian’s exceptional international experience and talent will truly benefit the Connacht Whiskey Company as it prepares to launch the first single malt Irish whiskey from County Mayo in over 100 years. I am looking forward to working closely with Killian as he drives the constant pursuit of excellence and innovation that are at the core of the company.”
On his appointment, Killian commented:
“The opportunity to join The Connacht Whiskey Company is one that I just could not pass up once I tasted their exceptional liquids and spoke with Tom and the team. Their passion for great spirits influenced by their homeland shone through in every interaction and I believe that there are tremendous opportunities worldwide for brands with such great provenance.”